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How to truncate an MP3

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How to truncate an MP3: You have made an audio recording with your PC and, after saving it in the form of MP3, did you notice that at the end of the file there is a few more seconds of recording that you would like to remove? Would you like to create a ringtone starting from a song you downloaded on your computer but you don’t know how to do it? They are two very simple operations, just use the right solutions. If you want, I propose a couple.

The first is called Free Audio Dub and it is a practical free program that allows you to cut MP3s easily on Windows, the second is a free online service that can be used from any browser without installing anything on the PC. If you want to know more, here it is how to truncate an MP3 in detail using these two very useful tools.

If you want to find out how to truncate an MP3 on your PC, the first step you need to take is to connect to the Free Audio Dub website and click on the item Download now to download the program to your PC. When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (FreeAudioDub.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Run and then on Yup, OK And Forward.

Then accept the conditions of use of the program, putting the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreementand always click on Forward to complete the installation process of Free Audio Dub. During setup, put the check mark next to the item Custom installation and uncheck all items below to avoid installing additional promotional software.

To cut a song in MP3 format using Free Audio Dub, click on the button Browse placed next to the item Input file and select the file to edit, then use the time bar located at the bottom to find the point where to stop the song and click on the button Cut left (the one with the scissors icon preceded by an open square bracket). Next, bring the time bar indicator to the end of the portion to be cut (eg the end of the song) and click on the button Cut to the right (the one with the scissors icon followed by a closed square bracket). At this point, all you have to do is click on the button X to cut the selected MP3 part and save the final result by clicking on Save.

By default, the “truncated” song is saved in the same folder as the original one with the suffix CUT in the name but, if you want, you can change the destination folder of the file by clicking on the button Browse placed next to the item Output file.

If for truncate an MP3 you don’t want to install additional programs on your PC, you can turn to CutMP3.neta free online service that allows you to cut songs in MP3 format in an extremely easy and fast way.

To use it, all you have to do is connect to the main page of the service and select the song to edit by clicking on the button Open MP3. So wait for the file to load (it will take a few seconds) and move the two indicators which are located on the blue bar respectively at the beginning and at the end of the portion of the piece to be kept. To go back and forth on the graph, use the yellow bar placed at the top.

Once you have highlighted the part of MP3 to keep, click on the button Cutselect the folder in which to save the file processed by (add the extension .mp3 at the end of its name) and wait for the “truncated” song to be downloaded to your PC. Easy, right?